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are playing their version of let's make a deal over the debt ceiling. tomorrow the republican-controlled house expected to vote on a bill allowing the government to borrow money through may 18th. but they want something in return. chief congressional correspondent mike emanuel live in washington with the details. what is the latest? >> reporter: as part of raising the debt ceiling the house republicans will demand that the senate pass a budget with spending cuts included and will try to force getting it done by april 15th. a short time ago the top senate republican issued this call to action. >> and so it's my hope that the president will finally be willing to do what republicans have been asking him to do since his first inauguration four years ago and that is to work with us on identifying durable solutions to the problems that we can only solve together. to put aside those things we know we can't agree on and focus on what we can agree on. and we should start with spending and debt. because if we don't get a handle on that nothing else matters. >> reporter: bottom line republicans recognize
of saying hey, we're not going to lift the debt ceiling, you say, yeah, we will for three months and then go ahead and pass a budget in that time period. is that possible? >> i sure hope so. obviously that's the goal. that's been my goal for the last 18 months since i've been in the senate. obviously to push the senate to do something. as you mentioned, we haven't had a budget for almost four years. washington, d.c i think we can agree on one thing, that the worst run institution in america right now is the united states congress. we need to do something different. >> brian: so to do that, you got to get to some control over your own colleagues and to do that, hold on to their paycheck. republicans like darrell issa say i think that's unconstitutional. >> there is a lot of people in washington, d.c. that obviously don't want to cut their pay. the purpose of that constitutional amendment was to make sure that members of congress didn't enrich themselves during the legislative session. i'll tell this to darrell issa and nails wants to make this argument. cut your pay and go back to your distri
a barrel with the debt ceiling coming up with no time to announce any long- term balance budget framework or any kind of structural reforms to health and retirement programs. we had the short-term extension to give each chamber to go through order and pass a budget in our house. obviously, paul ryan and his team will work through, i think even a bolder budget to send to the senate. the senate and the president might not accept the bill we passed. but in fact, they are going to pass the bill and the president is going to sign it. as speaker boehner said, this is something the house should continue to do. we are in the opposition but we're in the majority but as the opposition we should take the opportunity to paint bold principles and stand by those and then we can campaign on those in the next two years. >> so, tom, you are a conservative. did you become conservative at some point, are you a natural born conservative? >> right from the beginning. i grew up in a very small town. my parents were not political at all. my father would not put up a yard sign until my campaign, thankfully, he d
people. >>> we going to have a last minute jam of a deal on the debt ceiling that is going to happen in may on a continuing resolution and a budget? >> i hope we can work things out and come to an agreement that you will have to do something about the problem. it is about spending. we have to get control of the spending. >> you understand you are never going to get democrats to agree? you will find another way around coming to the solution. >> for we don't get control of the spending, then you are going to end up like europe. >> don't we go back to bowles simpson? nobody likes it. >> thedidn't solve the spending problem. back to that, the main driver are the health care entitlements. they left that out. >> can you lead and say let's do a bowles simpson? >> we are working to fix the coalition and others. let's come together. we have proponents and we are looking for those who say fine, let's do something. >> you are prepared to go in with documents. we won't do this. this is what it looks like. let's talk. >> i think we have done that since barack obama was elected. >> some may disagr
passed yesterday? that is get a budget in three months or don't get paid? and we'll up the debt ceiling? >> i will. i also think that it's important that we get this issue behind us. we get the sequestration stopped. we get this whole fiscal cliff, cr addressed, the continuing resolution keeping the government in business because it just sends a wrong message to businessmen and women, small and large in our country. we need to have a path to a balanced budget and we need to cut spending and we need to reform entitlements. that's what we need to do. >> alisyn: senator, let's talk about what happened on capitol hill yesterday with secretary clinton, came in front of you to talk about benghazi. what did you learn yesterday? >> not much. not much. she was feisty, according to the main stream media. she obviously has an adoring media. she really didn't answer any questions. her response to senator johnson about whether there was a spontaneous demonstration or not, saying it didn't matter. it didn't matter how these people died? that was stunning. that was really stunning. of course it matter
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